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8-ns Q-switched fiber laser using resonant saturable absorber mirror
Author(s): Tommi Hakulinen; Oleg G. Okhotnikov
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate that resonant high-modulation-depth saturable absorbers allow efficient pulse shortening in Q-switched lasers. Using a 70% modulation depth resonant saturable absorber mirror we achieved 8 ns pulses that are close to the limit set by the cavity length and are, to our knowledge, the shortest pulses demonstrated to date from passively Qswitched fiber lasers.

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Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6998, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III, 699803 (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779960
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Tommi Hakulinen, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Oleg G. Okhotnikov, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6998:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
Jonathan A. Terry; Thomas Graf; Helena Jelínková, Editor(s)

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